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Sigtuna is a Municipality in Stockholm County, in central Sweden. The municipality has 35,001 inhabitants, and covers 327.3 km² (population density: 107). The town has about 5,000 inhabitants and is a popular tourist destination.


Sigtuna was founded by King Olof Skötkonung, on the shores of lake Mälaren, in Roslagen, around 1000 AD, where it flourished as a royal and commercial centre for some two and a half centuries. Attacked in 1187 by Karelian and Estonian raiders, from the eastern Baltic, it remained in occupation for some time thereafter until giving way during the 13th century to Uppsala, Visby, Kalmar and Stockholm. The Snorri Sturluson claimed that the town was identical to the mythological Sithun.

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